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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 19. 76 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Top 5 Game

Started by susie silver in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 17. 14 Replies

Hi David Maybe its obvious to some but I'm not sure how to play and I also want to create a top 5 game as well. What is the point of it. There are always 5 answers. Do the students guess according to…Continue

Tags: 5, top

Use of L1 in the ESL classroom

Started by Evanthia Pogiatzi in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 10. 4 Replies

Hi people, i'm doing a research on whether is good for English language teachers to use the L1 of the students or the target language (English) when teaching in the classroom. So i would really…Continue

Tags: teaching, methodology, language, l1

Stories to inspire and teach. Share yours.

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Jun 16. 80 Replies

 I'd like to share in this forum and would like others to share, short stories that might apply to education / teaching and that will inspire. I believe stories and a narrative are powerful, whether…Continue

Tags: hodja, tao, zen, professional_development, storytelling





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Discussion Questions (Themed) and Activities

Find here material related to open discussion on topics. See this sister category for many more discussion ppts. Go HERE for many convers…

Started by ddeubel

7 Mar 10
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Language Conversation "Starters"

One of the major skill sets of a great language teacher is the ability to "prompt" students so they will generate language. It isn't easy a…

Started by ddeubel

1 Feb 16, 2016
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Proust Interviews

I have used these with advanced students. They are great and the full range can be found HERE.  This blog post I made, has further resourc…

Started by ddeubel

9 Oct 8, 2015
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General Conversation Powerpoints

A great way to get general conversation happening. Put on the ppt and have students ask/answer in groups, the questions on the slides. Then…

Started by ddeubel

13 Aug 8, 2015
Reply by ddeubel


Simple Conversations

These materials are teacher/student friendly and easily get students speaking.  They review basic phrases for conversation and get students…

Started by ddeubel

0 May 2, 2015


At The Airport

Here are some resources for teaching the language used at the airport.  This video is a good template/example. Download. See our In Flight…

Started by ddeubel

7 Feb 9, 2015
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Getting Personal - Question making activities

At the beginning of the term/course, it is good to do some "getting to know you " activities. Sometimes, they can be just a pile of questio…

Started by ddeubel

3 Jan 6, 2012
Reply by ddeubel


Conversation Gambits

A gambit is what we nowadays refer to as a "chunk", a group of words that have some function towards presenting "meaning". They are rather…

Started by ddeubel

3 Nov 30, 2011
Reply by Jennifer


Tell Us About / Finish it / For and Against

I find these materials great for discussion and speaking in the classroom. Try this question bank to instantly pull a random question up on…

Started by ddeubel

3 Jan 26, 2011
Reply by ddeubel

Theme podcasts - conversations

I have two tips for those who are searching for a listening exercise which should simulate the real life situations (especially for travell…

Started by George Swen

2 Jan 20, 2011
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